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Senator Collins Legislative Agenda to Focus on Equity, Transportation & more

By |March 7th, 2019|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

Dear Residents,         I want to share with you a couple of key pieces of legislation that my office will be working on in this new legislative session. I am excited to get to work on the issues. From transportation equity, to environmental justice, to public health and safety, & everything in [...]

Defending the Taxpayer and Public’s Interest not NIMBYism

By |February 4th, 2019|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

The Globe’s recent editorial – “Housing hypocrisy is alive and well” – reveals a lack of familiarity regarding The Edison Power Plant and its relation to Conley Terminal, operated by Massport. It also demonstrates a lack of understanding about the history of development in Boston over the last 20 years. Located next to the former [...]

Senator Collins Nominates Michael Hurley for Senate Clerk

By |January 10th, 2019|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

South Boston Native Sworn-In as Senate’s Chief Parliamentarian BOSTON- As the 191st General Court was officially sworn in for the 2019-2020 session on Beacon Hill last week, State Senator Nick Collins (D- Boston) stood to recognize the achievements of a neighbor and colleague, Michael Hurley, and to nominate him for the post of Clerk of [...]

My First 100 Days in the State Senate

By |August 31st, 2018|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

I want to take this opportunity to share with you the important work we were able to accomplish for South Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park this year in the Legislature. I am proud to have been elected to serve you in my new role as State Senator, and will continue to fight for what [...]

Senator Collins Secures Funds for Boston Courthouses, Libraries, Fire & Police Stations

By |June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

BOSTON- Thursday, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate to finalize a long term investment bond bill geared towards public facilities. The infrastructure bill reflects a commitment to investing in important public facilities across the Commonwealth. Senator Collins successfully advocated for nearly $60 million in investments to the South Boston, Dorchester, [...]

Senator Collins Allocates Funds for UMass Boston Nursing Program

By |June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Workforce Diversity Investments Included in Major Life Sciences Bond Bill BOSTON – On Thursday, Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate to pass a bill that extends state investments in the life sciences and biotechnology industry in Massachusetts, catalyzing thousands of jobs across the state. The legislation includes a provision to [...]

Rep. Collins working to move Track 61 Red Line train tests

By |November 21st, 2017|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

TALKING POINTS Trouble on the tracks DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE Some saw the MBTA’s plan to revive Track 61 as a way to eventually convert it for passenger service, a long-discussed goal. By Jon Chesto GLOBE STAFF  NOVEMBER 17, 2017 Rarely has a railroad spur garnered so much attention. But we’re talking about Track 61, the last [...]

Rep. Collins Leads Charge in the House for Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities

By |May 8th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

BOSTON– In an effort to mitigate the staggering rate of unemployment for adults with disabilities in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts House of Representatives, under the leadership and sponsorship of State Representative Nick Collins inserted language into its version of the state’s FY’18 budget that will require state sub-contractors to employ at least 10 percent individuals [...]

Overcrowding A Problem For South Boston MBTA Bus Riders

By |October 11th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Article originally appeared on CBS Boston on October 11, 2016 If you take an MBTA bus or work to school, you know that getting on board can be hectic. But in one Boston neighborhood, there’s close to 100 people waiting at one stop. Pictures of commuters waiting at the number 7 bus stop on N Street and Broadway in [...]

Two years after fatal fire, ‘hot works’ bill nears final passage

By |October 9th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

Article originally appeared in Lowell Sun on October 6, 2016 BOSTON -- The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to create a state commission to study welding and "hot works" regulation, leaving the legislation in need of a pro forma vote in each branch and the governor's signature to become law. Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn [...]